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106 posts from December 2007

December 31, 2007

Wam Bam Graffam

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Jackson, WY guide, Josh Graffam, sends his love from Reefton New Zealand. This 9.5 lb beast was one of the biggest they've encountered to date, but as you can see from his album, massive fish are not a foreign concept to these boys.

Salmon for the Sandy

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To celebrate dam removal on the Sandy artists painted and gilded 32 salmon sculptures that were auctioned off to benefit the river.  Via: The Western Rivers Conservancy  LINK

Pacific Salmon Invading Atlantic

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Pacific salmon escapees from Chilean salmon farms are now a threat to South Atlantic ecosystems.

Although the sight of salmon leaping in Argentina's world-renowned trout rivers may be enticing to anglers, the silvery predators could become a nightmare for the region's marine life. Via: National Geographic News  LINK

Mine and Money vs. Indigenous and Salmon

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Karl Vick of the Washington Post weighs in on the Pebble Mine. Via: Mostly Water LINK

December 30, 2007

Sunday Funnies


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December 29, 2007

Hopper Technique

December 28, 2007

At the buzzer

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Severson tucks this lightning bolt in at the last minute.  Taken on the Salmon River (NY, not our local little flow).

Les Claypool - Snake River Cutthroat

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December 27, 2007

The Domesday Book of Giant Salmon

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Fred Buller, has collected the dates, weights, and documented stories of every known Atlantic salmon over 50lb caught on the fly, and all salmon over 60lbs caught with prawns, nets, or other means. LINK

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The Trailer/Teaser to the fly fishing film "the one" from gray ghost productions.  LINK

McNair Evans Photography

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The fly fishing gallery. LINK

Zombie Fishing Trip

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by Brian Rosenberger -

No bites in the morning save for bugs

drowning in ocular fluid

rubbing and rubbing

out plopped his eye

Via: Tales of the Zombie War LINK

Previously on M.C. LINK

December 26, 2007

Below Lusby

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Steelhead Addiction Starts in the Womb

This was Marie's last chance for her first steelhead unless someone starts selling maternity waders.

Fly Fishing at Twilight

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Just one of the intricate headstock inlays of guitar builder and inlay artist Grit Laskin.

Via: Modern Guitars Magazine LINK

This Is Fly

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December 24, 2007

Twas The Night Before Caddis

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A Chum Christmas Eve tradition.

Twas the night before Christmas when down by the stream
The full moon looked out on a chill winter scene.
A lone trout was sipping a midge in his brook,
Untroubled by worries of fishers with hooks.

Then from above a small sleigh did appear
Pulled by a brace of eight tiny reindeer.
It swerved of a sudden and down it did glide,
Settling its runners along the streamside.

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Happy Holidays!

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December 23, 2007

Sunday Funnies

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December 22, 2007

Way to go - Ignacio

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Flogger: Ignacio Maldonado

Slab: 32" brown trout

Flow: Truckee River, Reno, NV   

Bug: #12 Black Burk's Aggravator,  4X tippet

Harshn our mellow

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Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring - until Grant Harsh submitted this freakish 28.5" West Virginia brown.  The month and year are nearing the end, and our man Grant strikes hard and strikes fast.

December 21, 2007

It ain't over till it's over

Fly Fishing Film Tour Raffle

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ENTER TO WIN

Cackalaki Hog

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Wearing a hat from a deceased fly shop in my hometown, John Hicks hoists his SOM entry in a North Carolina flow nowhere near Tacoma, Wa.  Have stick, will travel.

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Who is the Angler in this picture?  Ask your guide friends, lodge pals, or any bug addict you know.  The first person that identifies this dude, and gives us a little background on where he got this jurassic striper, we'll hook up with a free Reel Pure Glareproof Lid. Email referrals to thatsphuckinbig@reelpure.com .

I'll have the steak please

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Here in southern China, beneath the looming mountains of Fujian Province, lie dozens of enormous ponds filled with murky brown water and teeming with eels, shrimp and tilapia, much of it destined for markets in Japan and the West.

“Our waters here are filthy,” said Ye Chao, an eel and shrimp farmer who has 20 giant ponds in western Fuqing. “There are simply too many aquaculture farms in this area. They’re all discharging water here, fouling up other farms.”

Farmers have coped with the toxic waters by mixing illegal veterinary drugs and pesticides into fish feed, which helps keep their stocks alive yet leaves poisonous and carcinogenic residues in seafood, posing health threats to consumers.

Via: The NY Times  LINK

Vote Moldy Chum!

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While we prepare to wrap up our 2007 edition of Slab of the Year, Fish with JD is wrapping up their brilliant Smoker of the Year Contest. LINK

Dems Take Wide Stance on Larry Craig Water Flow Measure

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Senate Democrats thwarted Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's bid to use a federal spending bill to dictate water flow for Northwest salmon.

A bill approved by Congress removed a Craig-sponsored amendment directing the Bush administration to go forward with a policy on Northwest fish that a judge has twice ruled illegal.  Via The Montery Herald LINK

December 20, 2007

Fly Wallets!

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While Santa might not quite get it to you on time, this one is certainly better late than never.  Our bro McRowdy will customize these fly wallets in any way you can imagine.  Do yourself a favor and check this craftsmanship out.   

The Neil Creek Chronicles - West Seattle Edition

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Possible G_Smolt sighting somewhere south of 58°19'59"N 134°29'49"W

Chum Virtual Christmahanakwanza Gifts

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   "Thank you all very much for coming out today."

For our friends at Save Our Wild Salmon, the talking Larry Craig action figure.

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To the gang at AEG media, a soon to be collectible pic of Owens captured on his recent visit to the White House.

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Rathbun gets some Jedi steelhead catching powers.

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To Straq at Wayupstream, the latest in fish zipper technology.

 

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To our man Derek Yi who showed showed us the way this past summer on the Kenai, the ultimate Bear defense.

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Lee at Flyfishmagazine gets our 2nd favorite Murdock.

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To Pete at Fishing Jones, some tasty smoked salmon pate.

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Al Braughtinwood gets a drift boat with the latest in poacher control systems.

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J_Smoltz for our friend G_Smolt at the Neil Creek Chronicles.

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To the boys and girls at This is Fly, a virtual magazine.

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To MidCurrent, the self described, "CNN of fly fishing" a new prime time anchor.

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To Chandler at The Underground, the ultimate in affiliate program product opportunities.

To Buster Wants to Fish, you are our best, last, and only line of defense.

Crowley Bow

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Pam (with guide supplying the money shot) sports a rotund bow taken from Crowley.

Thursday Fishing Report

It was like shooting fish in a barrel.

Steal This Gefilte Fish

Oy Gevalt! A clip of Abbie Hoffman making his famous Gefilte fish.

December 19, 2007

Name This Flow

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Be the first to name the flow above and get a Reel Pure Holiday Gift Pack.  Email to mcreelpure@gmail.com .

UPDATE: Dave Goff nails it with his Egg Ur confluence (Mongolia) H2O ID.  Nice work Dave.

So Long and Thanks for the Fish

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AEG Announces Fly Fishing Film Tour Schedule

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Kicking off January 30th at Patagonia world headquarters in Ventura CA, the Fly Fishing Film Tour will be traveling to 125 U.S. venues this year. On-line ticket sales start January first 08, click here for a theater near you!  LINK

The Ten Nastiest Fish of All Time

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#3 The blob fish or blob sculpin

Via: Dave's Cabin on Angling Masters LINK

December 18, 2007

Trumping J.C.?

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Looks like J.C. wasn't the only one that got with the Tennessee program.

Portraits of a Fly-Fishing Landscape

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Author John Juracek is a former partner of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone. LINK

Bonefish and Tarpon Unlimited

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Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited was developed for a simple reason – to support research, education, and conservation of bonefish and tarpon

BTU is made up of recreational anglers, guides, and marine industry leaders dedicated to increasing our knowledge of bonefish and tarpon biology so we may better manage these species and ensure the fisheries for future generations.

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We're going to start our own 501.3.C called Chum Unlimited.

December 17, 2007

Yampalaooza

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Chumhumper, Joey Macomber, submits his Yampa bow for the December SOM.

Breaking the S.O.M. Gender Barrier

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Kate shows off some swung up Deschutes steel.

Because you can end your fishing frustrations

From our intoxicated creators of Fishizzle

December 16, 2007

A Video Response to Sunday Santa Shit

A video response to This Is Fly's Sunday Santa Shit.

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